Meaning of “jet” in the English Dictionary

"jet" in British English

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uk /dʒet/ us /dʒet/

jet noun (AIRCRAFT)

B1 [ C ] an aircraft with a jet engine that is able to fly very fast:

a jet plane
a private jet
We flew to New York by jet.
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  • The jet crash-landed and burst into flames.
  • The jet levelled off at 10,000 feet.
  • The private jet is a symbol of wealth.
  • Moments before crashing, the jet was seen veering sharply to the right.
  • Most of the planes that carry passengers across the Atlantic are wide-bodied jets.

jet noun (STREAM)

[ C ] a thin stream of something, such as water or gas, that is forced out of a small hole:

She turned on the hose and a jet of water sprayed across the yard.

[ C ] a small hole in a piece of equipment through which gas or another fuel is forced before it is burned:

I think the gas jet must be blocked, because the oven won't light.

jetverb [ I + adv/prep ]

uk /dʒet/ us /dʒet/ -tt- informal

(Definition of “jet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jet" in American English

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us /dʒet/


[ C ] a strong, narrow, continuous flow, esp. of water or gas, that is forced out of a small hole:

The whale blew a jet of water into the air.

jet noun (AIRCRAFT)

[ C ] a fast aircraft with a jet engine:

He owns a private jet.

jet noun (STONE)

[ U ] a hard, black, shiny stone that is used to make jewelry

jet verb [ I always + adv/prep ] (TRAVEL BY AIRCRAFT)

to travel in a jet aircraft:

I’m jetting off to LA next week.

(Definition of “jet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)